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The eclectic sounds of San Francisco seem to pour out of virtually every street corner bar and concert venue. And it's at some of these local hot spots that Billboard-topping artists got their start. Music festivals, nightly live performances, and a constantly rotating stream of big acts make their way through the Bay Area on a regular basis. So where can you go to catch an intimate performance by the greats, or hear the "next big thing" before they get famous? Here are five of our favorite San … Read More

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The eclectic sounds of San Francisco seem to pour out of virtually every street corner bar and concert venue. And it's at some of these local hot spots that Billboard-topping artists got their start. Music festivals, nightly live performances, and a constantly rotating stream of big acts make their way through the Bay Area on a regular basis. So where can you go to catch an intimate performance by the greats, or hear the "next big thing" before they get famous? Here are five of our favorite San
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